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Mumbai ‘dance’ bars to reopen after 10 yrs

MUMBAI, March 16, (RTRS): After a 10-year hiatus, dance bars are set to reopen in Mumbai and Maharashtra state with activists warning women and girls could be trafficked and abused in these venues but bar owners arguing this is legimitate, needed work. Western Maharashtra state in 2005 suspended the licences …

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Indian statues ‘seized’ from NY auction house

NEW YORK, March 12, (AP): Two Indian statues that are more than 1,000 years old were seized Friday from Christie’s auction house after investigators discovered they had been smuggled out of the country, eventually landing in New York. The antiquities were to be part of an auction next week called …

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Pakistan says won’t go to World T20 without security guarantee – ‘Threats from extremists are concerning’

ISLAMABAD, March 10, (AFP): Pakistan’s interior minister Thursday ruled out sending the national cricket team to India for the World Twenty20 until security assurances come from New Delhi, saying the threats from extremists are concerning. The Pakistan team were due to fly out on Wednesday to play in the World …

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Indians protest over student’s death

NEW DELHI, Feb 23, (Agencies): Shouting slogans and holding placards, thousands of students and teachers marched through the heart of the Indian capital Tuesday to protest the recent death of a student who faced caste discrimination and the arrest of a student leader on sedition charges. The protesters from New …

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Indian firm to launch cheapest smartphone

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (AFP): A little-known Indian company will on Wednesday launch a smartphone believed to be the cheapest in the world, targeting a market already dominated by low-cost handsets. Set to be priced at under 500 rupees ($7.30), domestic handset maker Ringing Bells’ Freedom 251 smartphone is about …

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IDF further strengthens bond of friendship between Kuwait & India: Sheikh Ali Jarrah

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 30, (KUNA): Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Indian Doctors Forum was held at Regency Hotel, late Friday. The event was opened by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah, on behalf of His Highness the Amir. …

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France, India ink Rafale deal – Threats won’t stop Paris fighting terror: Hollande

NEW DELHI, Jan 25, (AFP): India and France have signed an agreement on the long-delayed purchase of 36 French Rafale fighter jets but have yet to reach a deal on financial issues, the leaders of both countries said Monday. French President Francois Hollande said there remained “some financial issues” to …

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V. K. Singh to look after Gulf Indians as ministries merge

NEW DELHI, Jan 16: Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh will now on look after all issues related to expatriate Indians in the Gulf, reports the New Indian Express. “All matters relating to Indian nationals in Gulf countries will now be looked after by my colleague Gen V.K. …

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India notches up one billion mobile phone ‘subscribers’ – Data underscores importance of New Delhi’s fast-growing market

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): India notched up its billionth mobile phone subscriber in October, the country’s telecoms regulator said, underscoring the importance of its fast-growing mobile market, the world’s second largest after China. Mobile phone subscriptions have boomed in India in recent years as aggressive cost-cutting by its 12 …

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South India temples bar jean-wearing devotees

NEW DELHI, Jan 2, (AFP): Hindu temples in southern India began turning away devotees wearing western clothes Friday after a court order banning jeans and shorts as “inappropriate” for spiritual worship came into effect. In December the Madras High Court ordered temple authorities in Tamil Nadu state to refuse entry …

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